A construction industry air tightness testing consultancy that maximises energy efficiency standards for domestic and commercial properties across the UK.
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Greenovation have completed air pressure testing across numerous new build housing sites for me for a regional residential builder across Shropshire, Staffordshire & Cheshire. Booking in is never a problem – usually with short notice and tight deadlines to achieve Part L building regulations for CML dates which Greenovation are always helpful to accommodate.
The purpose behind air pressure testing – sometimes known as ‘air permeability testing’ – is to strike a balance between minimising CO2 emissions (and subsequent environmental damage) whilst also ensuring that energy costs and the associated comfort factor are proportionate. In all cases, air pressure testing must make sure domestic and commercial buildings comply with relevant parts of the Building Regulations.
In simple terms, by making a house or commercial building as air-tight as comfortably possible, less fuel is needed to heat it. Not only does this reduce fuel bills. It also means that CO2 emissions are lower and the carbon footprint for that building is reduced.
No building will ever be totally air-tight of course, as the occupants are continually opening and closing windows and doors. There are, however, certain aspects of a building’s construction where air can escape through gaps and cracks in various parts of the building.
At Greenovation, we work alongside Cheshire builders and can identify the common (and less common!) causes of air leakage, or ‘air permeability’. In many cases, however, air leakage – as opposed to natural ventilation – is not always visible. Our air testing methods enable us to identify the full range of reasons why a property falls short in providing the optimum level of air-tightness.
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